QUOTE (Fitz @ Jul 26 2010, 03:32 AM)
Thanks for the list snoop. I read a bit of the synopsis of some of the books you mentioned and so far, your list intrigues me the most. I think I am more generally interested in reading things about the sports, things that happen behind closed doors. I don't know.
Some, but not usually autobiographies on fighters don't always appeal to me, unless they are a pretty interesting character where they do genuinely interest me.
No worries. I have another one called "Shadowbox" by George Pimpleton. I haven't read it yet but I've heard good things. Definitely check out "Dark Trade" though if you like things behind closed doors. Author is pretty talented as well, ending was kind of weak though.
"One Ring Circus" I have seen before although I haven't read it all..Good book though from what I did read..Wish I read it all..
"One Ring Circus" is a collection of essay written by Katherine Dunn. I dunno why, but I just love the way she portrays the boxers in such a humane way. It's all very real and humble dictation of the gym. "Shadowboxers" is a photography collection of boxing gyms throughout the US (Also a GREAT book if you like photography) where Dunn writes a piece called "School of Hard Knocks". It's an excellent piece. I can send it to anyone that wants it.
These books all seem to be non-fiction...I haven't really read any of those, though I always wanted to check out 'The Devil and Sonny Liston'. Amazon customer reviews don't think much of the author, but it seems interesting.
Have that book but it's hard to get into. Dunno if it's the writing style or what, but it's kind of a difficult read.
A fiction book that I read is The Power of One written by a South African bloke named Bryce Courtenay, who now resides in OZ. I also read its sequel Tandia, which I had to special order from Down Unda since it's not available in the states. But in any case, I loved the Power of One book sooo much better than the movie that I actually turned the movie off because of how far removed from the story it was.
Apart from when the author is describing the boxing scenes, I hate that book. It's just one of those things where the protagonist is so perfect and his humility is so contrived you're kinda like
. At least for me anyway.